Cauliflower Rice & Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Here’s a low carb, high protein version of sushi maki rolls! Instead of the regular white sushi rice, I used riced cauliflower and quinoa, combined with the secrete ingredient…… HUMMUS!

Creamy Hot Chocolate with Adaptogenic Mushrooms (Vegan, DF, GF)

Christmas time = daily dosage of hot chocolate for me! I have yet to find a good store-bought hot chocolate mix that’s dairy free and doesn’t use refined sugar or additives (most hot chocolate mix out there are way too sweet for me anyways!). This recipe uses simple ingredients, it’s easy to make, and it’s…

Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

PB & J… Such a classic combination!! These muffins are tender with a chew almost like sticky pudding, flavourful but not too sweet, loaded with protein & fibre, and such a fun recipe to make! Recipe modified from The Minimalist Baker (oh I love all her recipes especially when it’s one-bowl!) Ingredients 2 batches flax eggs (2 Tbsp…

Coconut Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars (GF DF)

Looking for a recipe that screams fall and easy to put together? Why not take your ordinary pumpkin pie up a notch by turning it into shortbread cookie bars! I’m trying (hard) to eat gluten free and so I made the shortbread crust with almond flour. The result is amazing! The crust is crunchy, rich,…

Purple Sweet Potato Pie (Ube!)

I love the color of purple sweet potatoes! So elegant! They are also called ube and purple yam, and they’ve been a popular food trend in the past few years. They’re often used in Filipino & Japanese cuisine (usually in desserts but there’re a number of savory applications too!). The texture is similar to other…

One-bowl Banana Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Egg free option)

Sharing a good banana muffin recipe that I found on the Mama Knows Gluten Free blog! Such a nice base for GF muffins that are as good as the “real deal”. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contain affiliate links. If you use these…

Creamy Mushroom Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

I had lots of mushrooms, and the best way to use them up quickly before they go brown & slimey is to make a soup! It’s getting a bit chilly here as the Fall weather comes, so a warm bowl of nourishing soup is perfect! One of the great things about cooking with mushrooms is…

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

I found this super easy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe made right in the blender from Ambitious Kitchen. They’re gluten and dairy free, and also don’t contain any white flour or sugar. They’re fluffy, moist and subtly sweet on their own, or you can add maple syrup for extra sweetness! Perfect for a Sunday breakfast. Recipe…

Why Are Sprouted Nuts, Grains, Seeds and Legumes Better For You?

The sprouting of nuts, grains, seeds and legumes has been an age-old practice in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. I wonder if our ancestors somehow knew about the health benefits of sprouting at the time, or it all happened simply by accident due to the shortage of food and preservation methods,…

The Best Gluten & Dairy Free Pizza! + Product Reviews

I’ve been curious to try gluten & dairy free pizzas at mainstream pizza chains just to get a sense of what they’re like so I can set an expectation before I make my own version to satisfy my occasional pizza craving. After all, they’re not real pizzas so it’s almost unfair to compare them to…

DIY 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt

I found this amazing recipe from the Minimalist Baker (I love her blog!) on how to make a simple 2-ingredient Coconut Yogurt! It’s nice and simple, uses easy-to-find ingredients, and only takes less than 5 mins to put together. Then all you have to do is to let it sit on the counter for 24-48…

Simple Coconut Ice Cream (dairy, gluten, soy & egg free)

Here’s a simple coconut ice cream recipe that’s dairy, gluten, soy & egg free, and sweetened with pure maple syrup. So happy with how this ice cream turned out! It’s incredibly smooth, creamy, and decadent with just the right sweetness! I think canned coconut milk is my favorite ingredient of all! So versatile and can…

Marbled Matcha Chiffon Cake (+ Dairy & Gluten Free Baking Tips!)

With commercial gluten free flour blends, I’ve had the most success in making chiffon cakes since the airiness (and partly the structure) come from the meringue, and the original recipe requires very little flour compared to pound cakes/muffins/cookies. Actually, milk is not essential in chiffon cakes although some recipes do use it to enhance the…

Crispy Tofu with Wasabi Ginger Sesame Dressing

This is a really simple recipe that I love – ready in just 15 minutes! Enjoy hot or cold, as an entree, a salad topper or an appetizer! Ingredients 1 box (454g) of firm (preferred) or medium-firm tofu (make sure to look for the Non-GMO logo!) Pinch of sea salt Oil for frying (I used…

Gluten Free Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love matcha and everything matcha flavour! It’s been a popular ingredient in Asia for a long time but now it’s becoming a major food trend around the world, mostly for its health-promoting properties. It’s high in antioxidant, promotes brain, heart and liver health, and may help with weight loss – almost sounds like it’s…